Calamus Swamp Work Days

Calamus Group Photo

We had a terrific day on September 19 at Calamus Swamp!  Our hard-working crew of 17 people worked on the boardwalk repairing some areas and laying down new chicken wire and hardware cloth, and trimmed back many invasive plants.  The weather couldn’t have been better.  A big thanks to MAD Scientist Associates, OSU students, and all volunteers for participating!

We have another work day coming up on November 14th.  We will be finishing up some repair work on the boardwalks and cutting back/treating invasive plants.  We will maintain social distancing – please plan to wear masks and we will have plenty of hand sanitizer available.

We will meet at 10:00 am at the Calamus Swamp parking lot. If you can’t make it right at 10:00, we should be close by. Snacks and water will be provided, and we expect to be there until early to mid-afternoon.  Pre-registration is required, as we are limiting participation in order to maintain social distancing. To register, click here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/calamus-swamp-work-day-with-columbus-audubon-tickets-124448794695.

What to bring: We will have some tools available, but please bring clippers and trimmers if you have them, and your own work gloves, and be sure to dress for the weather! If you need to use our tools, they will already be sanitized, and we will have plenty of wipes available to sanitize in between uses. Hiking or work boots should be fine, but bring muck boots if you have them just in case.

Directions: From Columbus, take route 315 S and follow the signs toward Cincinnati. This becomes I-71 S.  Take the exit for SR 104/Frank Road and turn right onto Frank Road, then right onto SR 104 S/Jackson Pike. Follow SR 104 for just short of 24 miles and you will come to the intersection of SR 104 and US 22 (you will see the Goody Nook on your left). Continue through the intersection and the entrance to Calamus Swamp is just past a small stand of trees on your left; you will see a gravel parking lot.

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